100 Thieves releases CS:GO team
The North American organization and its Brazilian team have parted ways, resulting in the ex-100 Thieves players joining the market as free agents.
The team was set to kick the year off at the ELEAGUE Major in Boston, but visa issues kept the Brazilian team from participating. Soon after that, Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe was removed from the team, before he and his teammates played a single official match.
Now, the Brazilian team and the North American organization have parted ways. The 100 Thieves organization released the following statement via twitter:
"For the past five months, our team has been working night and day behind the scenes to build our roster and give our players the opportunity to compete in the best tournaments and leagues in Counter Strike: Global Offensive. However, roster complications and visa issues have forced us to re-evaluate our future in CS:GO. As a result, we have decided to take a step back from Counter Strike: Global Offensive for the 2018 season.
"We are disappointed that the efforts from 100 Thieves and our CS:GO players didn't pay off, but we still want to see these players succeed. Out of respect to the players, we have released them from their contracts and they are now free agents. We want to make sure they have every opportunity to determine their own future and find a new home that will help them succeed. After just a short time of working with these players and seeing their drive, we have no doubt that they will find success. We wish them the very best. We cannot understate how disappointing this outcome is for our entire organization. It was a tough learning experience for us all."